Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Melanie Pitkin

Melanie Pitkin is an Australian Egyptologist and museum curator. She holds a PhD on the history and chronology of Egypt’s First Intermediate Period from Macquarie University. She currently works as the Senior Curator of the Nicholson Collection of Antiquities and Archaeology at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney and is an Affiliated Researcher at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. Prior to this, Melanie was a curator for more than a decade at Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. She has worked on several archaeological digs and has travelled extensively throughout Egypt.


Current Tours:

Eternal Egypt  |  22 November – 10 December 2024 (19 days)



Melanie was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and sensitive to the needs of individuals in the group. She infected everyone with her enthusiasm, energy and expertise.’’
Anne W.  |  Eternal Egypt, 2019


“She was brilliant, endlessly helpful, well-informed, organised, enthusiastic and accommodating.’’
Anne E.  |  Eternal Egypt, 2019